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Edo Tribunal Upholds Election Of Governor Obaseki

An election petitions tribunal sitting in Benin, Edo State, has affirmed the victory of Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the gubernatorial elections held on September 28, 2016. The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, had challenged Mr. Obaseki’s election, alleging widespread irregularities. Mr. Obaseki, …

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Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo Swears In 50 deputy Ministers

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday swore in 50 Deputy Ministers of State, urging them to discharge their duties diligently. entral government under the presidency of Akufo-Addo. The Ghanaian leader had broken the records when he appointed in March 110 ministers Fifty six of them are full ministers, while 50 …

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Ghana’s President Defends Decision To Appoint 110 Ministers

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo yesterday defended his controversial decision to appoint a 110-minister Government, calling it a “necessary investment” in the small, west African country. The new Government nominated Wednesday — which includes dozens of lower-level and regional ministers — is a record for Ghana, and has sparked a storm …

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INEC Announces Date For 2019 Presidential Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced dates for 2019 general elections. In a statement posted on its website Thursday, the electoral commission said it was making the announcements well ahead “in order to ensure certainty in our dates for elections, and to allow for proper planning by the …

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Presidency: Tinubu Divides Northern Leaders

The perceived presidential ambition of a National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is unsettling the North and already dividing its leaders. The former Lagos governor had last weekend in Akure, the Ondo State capital hinted that, he may contest for Nigeria’s presidency if …

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Appeal Court Confirms Ali Modu Sheriff As PDP National Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, on Thursday declared Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic PDP National Chairman. The Court dismissed Sen. Ahmed Makarfi’s preliminary Objection. It declared that the decision taking at the may 21 Port-Harcourt convention as null and void. It was gathered that the …

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France Warns Russia Against Interfering In Election

France said yesterday it would not accept interference by Russia or any other state in its presidential election, and would retaliate if necessary. The pledge by Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault followed complaints by the party of election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron that his campaign was the target of ‘fake news’ put …

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2019: Atiku Steps Up Political Consultation

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has raised his consultation to run for the 2019 presidency. Atiku was in Minna yesterday to consult with former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, in what officially was a visit to see the former head of state, who returned from a medical trip abroad. But very …

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